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Summary A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The W...

The Lobster
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 44 Critic Reviews
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User Score Generally Favorable Based on 535 User Ratings
7.1
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Summary A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The W...

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 44 Critic Reviews
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91% Positive
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9% Mixed
4 Reviews
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 44 Critic Reviews
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91% Positive
40 Reviews
9% Mixed
4 Reviews
0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 535 User Ratings
7.1
73% Positive
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15% Mixed
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12% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 535 User Ratings
7.1
73% Positive
390 Ratings
15% Mixed
82 Ratings
12% Negative
63 Ratings

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Production Company Film4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board, Eurimages, Nederlands Filmfonds, Greek Film Centre (GFC), British Film Institute (BFI), Protagonist Pictures, Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Faliro House Productions, Haut et Court, Lemming Film, Limp Films, Canal+, Ciné+, L'Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International, Institut Français, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Lobster Productions
Release Date May 13, 2016
Duration 1 h 59 m
Rating R
Tagline An unconventional love story by Yorgos Lanthimos.
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination
Academy Awards, USA
1 Nomination
International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)
• 5 Wins & 12 Nominations